The Future of USCIS Records is up to you!

Make your voice heard in 3 easy steps

  • Step 1: Review the proposed rule here, and jump to the Genealogy Program section here. You can read our Summary of the Issues.
  • Step 2: Write your comments, addressing the issues listed here or any issue you think is important. See our Comment Starters for thoughts on how to begin, or watch this webinar.
  • Step 3: Send your comments BY MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023 to:
    1. Federal Rulemaking Portal and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2021-0010-0001. Follow instructions for submitting comments; and
    2. Save and send a copy of your comments to your US Senators and Representative, and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2021-0010-0001. Tell them you care about preserving access to federal records!

You do not need to be a US resident nor citizen to submit a public comment. Any interested party can make their voice heard. By submitting a comment, you can help prevent this unjust fee hike from becoming a reality. All researchers should care about the access to historical government records, even if your research does not include these documents. What can be done to one type of records can be done to others!

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